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Winter: High School


Winter is the Los Angeles-based dreampop four-piece, a project of musician and songwriter Samira Winter, responsible for a series of singles, the first EP Daydreaming from 2012 and first full length, 2015's Supreme Blue Dream, both in collaboration with Nolan Eley who recorded and produced the records. The band is currently readying their upcoming sophomore full length, Ethereality, expected to be released on April 6th, 2018.

High School is the first single off Winter's forthcoming album, and it comes with a beautiful and super fun video comprised of matching retro/daydreaming visuals, directed by Peter Ferris Rosati.

Samira has a very interesting statement about her process and way of thinking in regards to the new single: "High School was inspired by listening to Colleen Green’s record I Want To Grow Up. I really like her pop songwriting sensibility mixed with distorted guitars. It’s one of my favorite combos! I also really liked her attitude in her vocal performances. So with all of that inspiration I started fooling around on my guitar and transported myself to the feeling of being in High School. I put myself in my teenager shoes and remembered those feelings of vulnerability and wanting to do things to make others happy. I remember caring so much about what people thought of me and the pressure of fitting in to what a 'girl should be like.' Which is why I wrote that line at the end of the chorus 'For a little while…' as a little wink wink to everyone that thinks they have a hold on you. I have a special appreciation for pop music and pop songwriting, so when I was writing the song it was really fun to make it more playful and pop."

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